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Otter Vale Mission Community Policy Statement
Pastoral Care, of which Pastoral Visiting is one element, is the responsibility of all church members and not just the Clergy. In the Church today we are challenged to move from a model of ministry in which Pastoral Care is the responsibility of ordained ministers to one in which Pastoral Care is the vocation of the whole people of God.
Pastoral Care happens when Christians help others by listening, responding, praying and providing caring support. our intention is to provide support that is structured, comprehensive and inclusive.
We have a group of Pastoral Visitors available to support individuals at difficult times such as - long term sickness, bereavement, relationship breakdown, debt, victims of crime or abuse, local emergencies, terminal illness, and many more. But Pastoral Visiting is more than this and we need your help
You can help pray for the pastoral visiting work as well as named individuals
Please let us know if you would like us to make contact with you
Please let us know if you are concerned about someone in our church community, ideally with their agreement.
Let us know if someone has been admitted to hospital so we can notify the chaplaincy and arrange a visit if necessary
Perhaps you would like to volunteer to be part of the pastoral visiting team
We would appreciate constructive feedback about experiences, good and bad.
In partnership with the clergy Fiona Rimmer coordinates the work of the pastoral visiting team, so please contact her, or any of the clergy if you prefer, then we can consider the most appropriate way to respond. Any information shared will be treated in confidence.
You can contact Fiona by phone on
or email firstname.lastname@example.org